VIDA is home to dozens of the District’s best personal trainers. But did you know that many of our trainers also have specialized certifications and expertise? Each month, we’ll be introducing you to one of these superstars in our brand new blog series: The VIDA Speciality Squad! Up first? Ed Saunders, a trainer at VIDA Fitness Renaissance who is an Olympic Track and Field Level 2 coach.
Pushker is speaking from firsthand experience: He’s undergone a big physical transformation himself and continues to work hard to maintain and build upon his progress. He trains six days a week and focuses on bodybuilding and strength training. One of his goals is to bench and squat at least 225 pounds for five reps. Another goal is to increase his body weight to 185 pounds while staying under 10 percent body fat.
It's time for another workout of the week, courtesy of Raul Carrion at Gallery Place! 20 min dumbbell AMRAP.
Warm-ups are essential for all modes of exercise but unfortunately, many people neglect this very important part of their routine. So what is a warmup? It is a common misconception that doing a few arm crosses and quad stretches will get you all ready for your brutal workout that’s to come.
I want to start this section off by saying no squat is “perfect”. Squat patterns change on a case to case basis due to differing limb and torso lengths since no two people are the same. That being said, there are definite movements patterns everyone should do to maximize muscle growth, improve strength, and avoid injury.
Khetab joins us with years of personal training and managing experience in the DC area, and is excited for the new opportunity to share his passion for health and fitness with the VIDA community.
Alexandra Isern is one of our veteran Yards members who joined the VIDA family during our pre-sale period, and was one of the first to step foot in our shiny new facility in the Southeast.